cantilever bridge

Definition of cantilever bridge

  1. :  a bridge that uses projecting beams (called cantilevers) to support the main part

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a projecting beam or member supported at only one end: such as

    :  a bracket-shaped member supporting a balcony or a cornice

    :  either of the two beams or trusses that project from piers toward each other and that when joined directly or by a suspended connecting member form a span of a cantilever bridge

  1. :  to support by a cantilever

    :  to build as a cantilever

    :  to project as a cantilever

  1. :  a structure carrying a pathway or roadway over a depression or obstacle (such as a river)

    :  a time, place, or means of connection or transition

    :  something resembling a bridge in form or function: such as

  1. :  to make a bridge (see 1bridge) over or across

    :  to join by a bridge

    :  to provide with a bridge

  1. :  any of various card games for usually four players in two partnerships that bid for the right to declare a trump suit, seek to win tricks (see 1trick 4) equal to the final bid, and play with the hand of declarer 's partner exposed and played by declarer

    :  contract bridge

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